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scott.rodgers
12-15-2009, 11:36 AM
I'm sure many of you remember the Turning Wheels article about the Brazilian artist that handmade wooden car models from pictures submitted to him. I had him make a 64/65 red Daytona Wagonaire for me:

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/Wagonaire1.jpg

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp21/apenaut/Wagonaire3.jpg

He did a fantastic, one-of-a-kind job.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire
'66 Frankenbaker

scott.rodgers
12-15-2009, 11:40 AM
I sent the post before I was done...

I just wanted to add that the model looks better in real life than it even does in the pictures - It's quite the piece of art. I had the artist do a car that a Wagonaire project of mine may or may not actually be colorwise. I can just imagine how great one of these pieces would be if it was an actual replica of a specific car I owned.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire
'66 Frankenbaker

Flashback
12-15-2009, 11:41 AM
That is something else!!! Hard to believe.
You are right, it is a fantastic job. Wish
wish I was that talanted.

Tex E. Grier
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clonelark
12-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Very talented man, that should be a collectable item for years to come.

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
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HookedonStudies
12-15-2009, 12:00 PM
Sure to dominate every local pinewood derby race!

Pat Casey
55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser
SDC Member since 1983

Guido
12-15-2009, 01:53 PM
Brooks Stevens would be proud. The windshield looks very much like and early Jeep Wagoneer.

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stude62
12-15-2009, 04:15 PM
Too bad we can't get The Modelhaus to get someone to make a resin 1/25th scale kit for the Wagonaire. That would be very sweet indeed.


quote:Originally posted by Guido

Brooks Stevens would be proud. The windshield looks very much like and early Jeep Wagoneer.

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Stu K

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'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

mbstude
12-15-2009, 04:46 PM
What's he charge? I'd love to have a model of my Orange truck.

Matthew Burnette
Your Friendly Stude Trim Bender
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Retired
12-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Keep in mind Roberto the Brizilian modeler has never set eyes on a Wagonair. All his work is done from informationa and photographs furnished him by the buyer. His models are hand made from wood and resin. Most of the trim pieces are made from aluminum and polished to represent SS or chrome. All models are one of a kind. Bill Brisbane is the coordinator. Bill is in Brizil at present and can emailed at Brisbaine@imagelink.com.br. His US email is Williamb@helicon.net.

Richard

scott.rodgers
12-15-2009, 05:33 PM
The cost was $125 plus shipping ($30 from Brazil). There was at least a year wait, but I'm not sure if the wait is still that long.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire
'66 Frankenbaker

mbstude
12-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Someone on ebay is making resin bodies for several cars/trucks, including a '59 Scotsman truck. By the time I bought it, bought the other parts, and built it, I'd have way more than $125 in it. Might just have to look into Roberto's service a little closer. :)

Matthew Burnette
Your Friendly Stude Trim Bender
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/th_mouldinnnnn001-1.jpg

Gary1953
12-15-2009, 05:45 PM
Scott,
Great model.
My wife ordered one of my car a couple of years ago.
Each one of his models is one of a kind and worth the wait and cost.



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Nixa, MO
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Chris_Dresbach
12-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Thats amazing! Does the roof actually slide open and close?[?]:)

Chris Dresbach

scott.rodgers
12-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Yes - Roberto made the roof slide!

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire
'66 Frankenbaker

Chris_Dresbach
12-16-2009, 02:41 PM
Thats too cool for words!:D[8D]

Chris Dresbach

scott.rodgers
02-11-2013, 09:33 PM
I was recently able to get another model made by Roberto. Presenting the only model of the Skyview wagon prototype in existence!

StudeRich
02-11-2013, 09:47 PM
That has amazing detail and looks very close to correct to scale, all but the too low front lower panel and too long a fender.
Only someone who has seen the real thing would probably notice.

scott.rodgers
02-11-2013, 10:02 PM
Roberto had to work from the handful of pictures I could find. I found quite a few different angles but I'm sure he still had to do a lot of guesswork. He also wanted dimensions for the original but all I could confirm was the wheelbase. He did a great job considering how little information he had. I did reverse some of the pictures I sent him though so I would end up with the same trim on both sides - the prototype was one of those that showed different levels of trim on each side!

JimC
02-12-2013, 01:52 AM
Can you PM me this guy's contact information? (or are the email addresses above still good?) I'm in the process of building a cad model of my car to have built by a 3D printer, but I think I'd love to have this. It's art!

HAWK64
02-12-2013, 03:29 AM
I had heard that Bill Brisbane lost contact with Roberto a couple of years ago. Obvoiously there is now a reconnection. I have one of Roberto's creations of my '64 GT Hawk done back in 2005 which I still treasure. Even the interior is replicated in RHC. What an artist !!!

scott.rodgers
02-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Bill Brisbane (Roberto's contact) does have a new email address: billnormalville@gmail.com. If you want a model, I suggest you hurry - Roberto is not getting any younger.

mike cenit
02-12-2013, 11:15 AM
I have a 1:43, 64 Wagonaire, I think was make in Russia, I got it from a toy dealer in Germany, it's pretty good

scott.rodgers
02-12-2013, 11:18 AM
Mike - I saw those Russian Wagonaires when they first came out. I should have bought one at the time but I thought the price was too much. Now they go for 3 times as much, when you can find them!

Roscomacaw
02-12-2013, 12:03 PM
What's the wait time - from request to finished model?

scott.rodgers
02-12-2013, 02:39 PM
Here's 2 more quick shots I took of the model after I unboxed it: